2022 WPT Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
$1,100 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Prize Pool: $112,520
August 30, 2022
Brandon Wong cruised to victory at the final table of Event 15 as the perennial chip leader tonight to take home the top prize worth $33,190 and the WPT trophy after a heads-up final against Brad Owen.
In the final hand Wong held on the button, and Owen was covered with in the hole. The final board ran out , and Owen was eliminated in second place, good for $20,530.
Here is what Wong had to say after his victory on the final hand: “I’m just a very lucky person. I’m going to use the money to go and help my family out, and take care of my family and my friends. I’m going to eat a bowl of noodles, tip some dealers, and then go and relax.”
When Wong was asked about his previous experience in poker leading up to the victory tonight he offered this: “I was definitely on a hot streak, it was all luck for me, no skill. I’m very lucky, so a complete hot streak. I just do this as a hobby, and I got lucky like Moneymaker. I’m a tech consultant, so it’s fun to come here absolutely.”
Wong was the perennial chip leader through the final stages of the tournament, and this is what he said about the endgame of the event: “It’s really easy, all you’ve got to do is flop it. Other people have Kings and then you have Aces, and hopefully it will work out for you. And after this I might be playing the WPT, we’ll see how lucky I feel.”
“Everyone is super nice, it’s a very friendly atmosphere. It’s just nice and relaxing, it feels like I’m hanging out with the boys at a home game,” said Wong when he was asked about what he enjoys about playing tournaments here in Tampa.
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